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Kos Miryam for Yom Kippur

By Kol Isha

We have completed our rituals. The great shofar has been sounded. We hear the call and open to the possibility of renewal in the coming year. May the spring water we drink to break our fast remind us of the mayyim hayyim, the living waters of Miriam’s Well. May we feel refreshed and nourished by God’s healing waters, able to sustain ourselves, our families, our community. May this be a year of health, wholeness, and peace for us and for all the world.

(lift cup)

Zot Kos Miryam, Kos Mayyim Hayyim.
Hazak Hazak V'nithazeik.

Hazak Hazak V'nithazeik.

This is the Cup of Miriam, the Cup of Living Waters.
Let us be strong, strong and strengthen each other.

N'varekh et Eyn ha-Hayyim she-natnah lanu Mayyim Hayyim. 

Let us bless the Source of Life Who has given us living waters.

(blessing for drinking water)

Barukh Atah Adonay, Eloheynu Melekh ha-Olam, she-ha-kol nih'ye bi-d'varo. 

Blessed are You Yah our God, Majestic Spirit of the Universe, by Whose word everything is created.


© 2006 Kol Isha (Matia Rania Angelou, Stephanie Loo) 
May be used, but not sold, by notifying Kol Isha in writing at PO Box 132,  
Wayland, MA, 01778. Please include this copyright on all copies.

Ritual Component

Found in: Yom Kippur

Tags: Miriam's cup, shofar